The taoist pushed forward in a few steps, and Minister Liu was forced to retreat and fell into a chair. He couldn’t find any words to refute. After the taoist waved his hossu, Minister Liu felt a pain on his face. His chest was up and down due to anger, and his face looked ugly.
“What evidence do you have to prove that the emperor and prince of the Southern Lin Dynasty treat you courteously?” Although Wei Zhongguo was not as good as Minister Liu, he was much more cautious than Minister Liu in his words and actions.
The taoist turned around and looked at Wei Zhongguo with clear eyes. He waved the hossu in his hand and said after a while, “Your surname is Wei, your name is Zhongguo, and your word is Changde. You were a beggar before you were eight, and you followed mother to Wei Mansion. Your father didn’t let her in, so your mother bumped herself on the stone lion outside Wei Mansion and died. This scene was seen by a minister who was passing by, so your father had no choice but to let you in Wei Mansion…”
Wei Zhongguo’s face became more and more ugly. This taoist must be from the Southern Lin Dynasty. How could he know my affairs so clearly? Only my teacher knows that I was a beggar before eight years old, but I think my teacher won’t tell others. Is this taoist really a master?
Minister Liu heard Wei Zhongguo was a beggar before, and his eyes flashed with contempt.
“Asistant Minister Wei, your father’s body is not very good lately right? Let me tell you that isn’t because your father is old and weak, but he got polluted by evil qi.
“Ah?” Wei Zhongguo’s expression suddenly changed. Although his father treated him badly when he was a child, he no longer hated his father after reading a thousand books. What’s more, he now had an official position. Therefore, he must be filial so that it does not affect his career. Although Wei Zhongguo believed in “Zhu Xu” a bit, he didn’t lose his mind. He looked at Ling Ru.
“Assistant Minister Wei, don’t blame me for not reminding you. If you don’t find a mage to exorcise the evil spirit, your father will not be the only one who gets affected. You will also be haunted by evil spirits.”
Now, before Ling Ru could speak, Wei Zhongguo couldn’t calm down at all.
He could stay calm after hearing that his father was possessed by evil spirits, but he couldn’t stay calm when he heard that he would be haunted too.
“Taoist, you have achieved realization in taoism. Saving one life is more virtuous and meaningful. Please come to my mansion to cast away the evil spirits. I will pay a heavy reward after it’s done.”
“Exorcising evil spirits is my task, how can I take your reward? If you are kind, donate ten thousand for me to repair my temple. That will accumulate a great blessing for you. It will be returned on your future children and grandchildren; they will surely be better than the others.”
When Wei Zhongguo heard this, his face was filled with joy. He immediately took out fifty thousand and put it in the palm of “Taoist Zhu Xu” respectfully. He didn’t notice that the hands of this “Taoist Zhu Xu” were smaller than those of ordinary men by a lot. “It is an honor for me to be able to donate money to the temple. Is fifty thousand enough? If it is not enough, I will ask my servant to bring fifty thousand again.”
Qin Wen saw that the situation turned around. Wei Zhongguo completely believed Miss Xi Er’s nonsense and gave so much money to Miss Xi Er. He didn’t know whether to scold Wei Zhongguo for being too stupid or praise Miss Xi Er for her superb acting skills.
Qin Wen looked at the taoist in a robe. Her eyes were very smart like Miss Xiao. Sometimes he would have an illusion when he saw her, he was Miss Xiao. However, Miss Xiao was still lying on the bed, unconscious. How could this one be Miss Xiao?
It was just that he still didn’t understand. Lord had a habit of cleanliness. He would only touch Miss Xiao, but this time, it was unprecedented, Lord seemed to be possessed by evil spirit. He held Xi Er in his arms, and he was talking and laughing. If it weren’t for that handsome face; there would never be a second one in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, Qin Wen would think he had admitted the wrong person.
“Taoist, fifty thousand is not enough to repair a temple. I have one hundred and fifty thousand here. I will give them all to you. Can I have a little request? If taoist is willing to carve my name on the incense burner on your temple, I will send another three hundred thousand to donate in your temple.” Minister Liu said as if he was rich.
“Taoist Zhu Xu” secretly cursed him for being a corrupted minister in his heart. He said with a smile, “Minister Liu not only has this kindness, but also the heart to seek taoism. Of course, I’m willing to help Minister Liu. I have a lot of worshipers every days. When it is an important day, the worshipers will queue for a long distance. If it’s short, it will take 2 hours; if it’s long, it will take a whole day before they can pray with incense. Minister Liu will be blessed. Your future descendants will share your blessing and be successful in the future.”
Minister Liu was overjoyed, and he laughed loudly. He felt proud in his mind. Wei Zhongguo is just a little assistant minister, how can he has the money to compare with me as a minister?
“Taoist Zhu Xu, I ask you, where is the regent?” Ling Ru’s brown eyes stared at “Taoist Zhu Xu” deeply. This taoist isn’t simple. He has been delaying time.
Is Feng Lingran not in the mansion?
Ling Ru suddenly stood up, “Taoist Zhu Xu doesn’t need to tell where regent is? The time will not wait for us. Taoist will now bring us to meet the regent!”
“This…” A look of embarrassment appeared on the face of “Taoist Zhu Xu”.
“Why? Is regent not in the mansion?” Ling Ru’s voice changed. He said in a deep voice, “You all are really so bold? This is the crime of deceiving the emperor, and it is enough to exterminate nine filial.”
“Taoist Zhu Xu” smiled, “I have no filial. I’m afraid that the prime minister will be disappointed.” Before Ling Ru got angry, he smiled and said, “I did not say that regent is not in the mansion. Prime minister doesn’t need to worry, I will take the you to the regent.”
Ling Ru looked at the taoist in green robe, and he frowned. His eyes flashed with doubts. Did I guess it wrong? Feng Lingran is actually in the mansion?
Ling Ru sneered. It’s better if he is in the mansion. Now the morning imperial court is almost starting. Feng Lingran will not have the time to rush to the court. Feng Lingran will be sentenced for deceiving the emperor.
He would impeach Feng Lingran tomorrow morning.
Qin Wen followed Xiao Xi. His head was full of cold sweat. Where is Miss Xi Er going to take them? Lord hasn’t returned to the mansion yet!
After a while, in front of the bedroom.
Xiao Xi stood at the door, turned around, looked at the people who followed, and slowly said, “After Lord came back from the Southern Lin Dynasty this time, he was possessed by a beautiful ghost. He insisted on attending the morning court to solve the troubles in the kingdom so that the emperor and the ministers won’t worry too much. That was why his soul essence was sucked by the beautiful ghost and got sick.”
Xiao Xi saw the shocked expressions on their faces as she wished as well as Qin Wen’s expression of wanting to kill her.
Xiao Xi sighed, and continued, “Lord is the regent of the Southern Lin Dynasty. If the matter that he is possessed by a beautiful ghost spreads out, it may affect the Eastern Jin Dynasty and give the enemy a chance to take advantage of this. Ministers, I hope that you can keep this a secret for Lord.”
Ling Ru angrily said, “Ignorance taoist, stop deceiving us. The regen has the blood of the royal family. He has the dragon blood protection. No ghosts dare to possess him. You move aside.”
Minister Liu and Wei Zhongguo saw the prime minister angered. They glanced at each other and followed Ling Ru, waiting for him to push the door in.
Xiao Xi was pushed away by Ling Ru and almost fell to the ground. She stabilized her figure and saw that Ling Ru’s palm had been placed on the door. Maybe he would push open the door in the next second. She said solemnly, “Prime Minister, don’t blame me for not reminding you. I just exorcised the ghost in this morning. I have given him a pill to let him recover. If you don’t listen to my advice and open this door and disturb the regent’s rest, you have to pay for any consequences.”
Ling Ru’s eyebrows were frowning. His withered hands were full of blue veins.
Minister Liu and Wei Zhongguo were a little timid. They came this time to catch Feng Lingran’s shortcomings and impeach Feng Lingran. Now things had become like this. Feng Lingran had a unspeakable reason for not attending morning court. If they open the door, it would be their fault if anything really happens to Feng Lingran.
“Prime minister, I think let’s go back to the palace and report to the emperor first!” Wei Zhongguo had cold sweats in his palms. How could he be able to pay for the consequences as an assistant minister?
When Qin Wen saw this, his heart tightened. Miss Xi Er is too courageous. She actually uses this trick to hold Ling Ru. Is she not afraid that she won’t be able to bluff Ling Ru and let them go in?
As time passed by, the scene seemed to freeze. It was so nervous that it was suffocating.
Ling Ru stared at Xiao Xi with brown eyes, and he said in a deep voice, “Taoist, there isn’t only you in your temple right? You master and fellow apprentices will also be there, an I right?”
Xiao Xi shook the hossu and said with her eyes clear, “Is it that prime minister wants to visit my master? Or you want to join the temple? Become my fellow apprentice? I can recommend you.”
Ling Ru smiled. His brown eyes were extremely sharp, “You have no real capability, but you are quite good at talking. I just want to tell you that if regent isn’t in this room, then you will commit the crime for deceiving the emperor. Your master and fellow apprentice will be implicated.”
Xiao Xi was not afraid. Her clear eyes were like spirit fountains. It was clean without any impurities.
She calmly said, “Everything is possible. There is only one truth. If the prime minister doesn’t believe in what I said, you can open the door and see it for yourself.”
After that, Xiao Xi closed her eyes. The morning sun shone on her as if she was wearing a layer of golden gauze. She looked more like an immortal.
Xiao Xi was calm, but Ling Ru’s heart was struggling. He understood better than anyone that it wasn’t easy to open this door.
This was a psychological war.
Minister Liu and Wei Zhongguo felt anxious in their hearts. Looking at the confident look of “Taoist Zhu Xu”, the regent should be resting in the room. Even if he wasn’t, they would just lost the chance of impeaching the regent.
Ling Ru suddenly caught something on Xiao Xi’s trembling feather eyelashes. His pupils shrank and sneered, “Ignorance taoist, you want to trick me with this petty move?”
Ling Ru pushed the door in after that.
When Ling Ru heard the sound of vomiting blood in the room, he froze.
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