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Title: The Dreamer in the Spring Boudoir
Chapter: 138 out of 513 – A rapist in the middle of the night? (1)
Noticing the movement in the outer room, Ji Man sat up with her back against the wall and quietly stared at the shadowy figure.
The person checked Muxu’s pulse. After determining that her pulse was stable and she wouldn’t be waking up again, he finally turned around and leisurely said, “You’re certainly a light sleeper.”
The voice was very familiar. Ji Man rolled her eyes. He was a dignified marquis. How could he do something like sneaking into someone’s room in the middle of the night?
“My lord, why are you here?”
Ning Yuxuan nonchalantly took off his outer robe, yawned, and said, “I couldn’t find a peaceful place to sleep, so I decided to come here. I’ll leave early tomorrow morning.”
Did he really think that he could fool her? Ji Man knew there was definitely something he wanted to say to her. She relaxed and lied back down.
Right now, Marquis Moyu was the least likely person to kill her. With him by her side, she could actually let down her guard.
After lying in bed for a while, Marquis Moyu let out a long sigh and said, “There’s a problem that’s worrying me. Sangyu, tell me. Wen Wan is pregnant. Do I still want Mu Shuqing’s baby?”
Shocked, Ji Man eyes widened slightly. “Why wouldn’t you want it?”
Ning Yuxuan unenthusiastically said, “I don’t need that many descendants. One is enough.”
Was he afraid that there would be a conflict between his offspring for succession? Ji Man didn’t understand. What if Wen Wan gave birth to a daughter?
This man’s mind was too treacherously deep. She couldn’t figure out his intentions, so she decided to stay silent in the end to avoid falling into any potential traps.
“Don’t pretend to sleep.” Ning Yuxuan poked Nie Sangyu’s peacefully sleeping face and chuckled. “You can’t escape.”
Ji Man turned around and buried her head inside the quilt. Her intuition told her that Marquis Moyu didn’t come here with good intentions. He was definitely going to try to use her to benefit himself in some way. She wouldn’t fall for his trap this time.
A warm breath came from behind her. Ning Yuxuan hugged her and tucked his chin between her neck and shoulder. He gently asked,”Sangyu, do you want to leave the confinement courtyard?”
Bastard! He was the one that sent her here, and now he was using this as condition? How shameless could he be?!
Ji Man took a deep breath and continued to pretend sleeping.
“You seem to still owe me a dare,” the person behind her quietly said, “How about fulfilling it now?”
Ji Man opened her eyes, turned around, and severely looked at him. “My lord, Sangyu thinks that hurting any child would be completely crazy and cruel. If you harm your own child, then you would be worse than a beast. If you didn’t want a child, why did you impregnate her? Mu Shuqing is almost four months pregnant. Don't you understand that it would be very dangerous for her to suffer a miscarriage?”
The smile on Ning Yuxuan’s face froze. Looking into the eyes of the person in his arms, he saw a trace of genuine disgust.
He stretched his hand out and started to reflect on his behavior. Was he really a cruel lunatic that was worse than a beast? But, if he didn’t do this, he would be stepping further and further into the crown prince’s faction. What should he do? If the crown prince led him by his nose, he definitely wouldn’t be able to guarantee the safety of his entire household.
He couldn’t allow Mu Shuqing’s baby to be born. If this happened, then the problem of the crown prince’s spy would become a deep-rooted problem. If the baby was a son, he would definitely become a bargaining chip. From the beginning, he hadn’t planned on letting Mu Shuqing peacefully give birth. He had just been waiting for an opportunity to borrow someone as his knife.
Originally, it would have been easy for him to remove the child by using Nie Sangyu’s position as the main wife and her jealous mentality. However, the woman in front of him was unexpectedly difficult to manipulate. She wouldn’t step into his trap. He felt a slight headache.
“My lord, if you don’t want a child, that’s your issue. There’s no need to drag Sangyu into this,” Ji Man seriously said, “Although this servant also understands that I’m the best candidate to harm the baby and I’ll also have Old Madame to protect me, I don’t want to be involved.”
Ning Yuxuan touched her eyes, sighed, and said, “Why have you become so clever?”
Ji Man lowered her gaze and stayed silent.
“I won’t like you if you’re too clever.” He stretched his arm out to pull her over, closed his eyes, and said, “Pretend that I didn’t say anything and just came here to get a good night’s sleep.”
Ji Man quietly agreed and went to sleep with her back facing him.
The night passed without dreams. When she woke up the next day, Marquis Moyu had already left.
Muxu looked at her with a confused expression. “Master, this servant seemed to have slept especially deep last night.”
“En, it means that you slept well.” Ji Man took out a copybook, put down her brush and ink, and started to studiously practice writing.
She couldn’t just idle away her time in the confinement courtyard, so she asked Aunty Zhao to buy her a copybook. No matter what type of carnage happened outside, she should do her best to increase her survival rate.
After two days of peace, something happened in the residence.
Muxu loudly rejoiced that they were fortunately inside the confinement courtyard as she patted her chest in relief.
When Ning Errong had returned to her maiden home, everyone had been gathered together for a family meal. Somehow, as Wen Wan was standing up, she ended up bumping into Mu Shuiqing. Wen Wan’s personal servant girl was too focused on protecting Wen Wan and immediately pushed Mu Shuiqing away. Mu Shuiqing ended up falling backwards and knocking over a vase as she fell down.
Originally, it was just a slight disturbance to the fetus. But, the attending doctor had somehow ended up prescribing the wrong medicine. And just like that, an almost four months long pregnancy ended.
It was rumored that Mu Shuqing had gone crazy. She wailed out that Wen Wan’s unborn baby had to pay with its life. Wen Wan also felt incomparably wronged. She said that this matter had nothing to do with her. Afterwards, the people in the household felt jittery. Even in the middle of the night, they could hear Mu Shuiqing’s mournful crying. Feeling rather helpless, Marquis Moyu moved Mu Shuiqing to a separate residence to recuperate.
Ji Man sneered as she listened to what had happened. He had smoothly used someone to act as his knife. Isn’t that nice? In the eyes of others, it seemed as if he had been forced to do this. Wasn’t he supposed to be genuinely in love with Wen Wan? Why had been willing to use her too?
Translator Ramblings: Tiny spoiler. This isn’t the end to Mu Shuqing’s story. And, for better or worse, this will be the most monstrous thing that Ning Yuxuan does in the entire novel. I understand why he chose to sacrifice an unborn baby for the well-being of an entire household, but there was no reason for him to delay doing this until now. What do you guys think?
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