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A girl wearily whipped her horse to go faster. She rushed night and day without stopping through many prefectures. But when she rushed into the Imperial Palace, she was met with the cold broken bodies of her Fuwang [Imperial Father] and Muhou [Imperial Mother] with her little brother tied up to threaten her. She crazily raised her sword to rush at the man she trusted for eighteen years, the one she called Wangshu [Imperial Uncle]. But before her sword could fall, numerous knives fell onto her body. Blood splattered and her arms and legs were cut off. Her body became scattered in pieces like her Fuwang and Muhou’s. Nevertheless, her eyes never closed. She stared, stared dead at that face, that gloating face with a cruel smile!
A girl sat up in shock, the clothes on her body soaked in cold sweat. She clutched the injury on her chest tightly, glittering teardrops falling from eyes.
She dreamed it again. She dreamed of her blood feud. She dreamed of Fuwang and Muhou’s tragic deaths. She dreamed of the enemy whom she hated with all her being, deep in her bones.
“Xiaojie [Unmarried Miss, Lady], what happened?” An unfamiliar maidservant came in and carefully looked at her.
The girl glanced at her, her face gradually restoring its calm. She shook her head, “It’s nothing. I had a nightmare. Where’s XiaoLan?”
This maidservant was not her personal maidservant. She seemed to be a maidservant who does rougher work.
The maidservant looked anxious and could not speak. The girl coldly hmphed. Even with her toes, she knew what XiaoLan was doing. Qi Fu [Manor] must have sent people over and she went to report the situation.
XiaoLan failed in murdering Qi RongYue. She went to report the situation to Nanny Li. Maybe in two days, she would try again.
Well — I am not your easily bullied and good-natured Qi RongYue. I am the one wearing Qi RongYue’s skin, ChuChao Gongzhu [Princess], Chu TianYu.
Three days ago, she opened her eyes in the bottom of a cold lake. The feeling of being suffocated by the water pressure made her very excited. She was alive, she was still alive. Although she was no longer Chu TianYu, she was still alive. That’s all that mattered, wasn’t it?
She rose to the surface of the water. She saw, on the shore, the originally proud smile on that face quickly become stiff. She smiled happily. Yes, she wanted this effect. She wanted those who harmed Qi RongYue and Chu TianYu to pay the price.
From that day onwards, ChuChao Gongzhu turned into Qi RongYue, a brand-new Qi RongYue.
She waved the maidservant out. She slowly got down from the bed. Taking slow steps, a Gongzhu’s prestige and aura emerged from her. A cold light emerged in her indifferent eyes as they swept the room.
The pozi [older maid, woman] peeking from outside felt her trembled. Since she fell in the water last time, Da Xiaojie [Da: big, elder, first; Xiaojie: Unmarried Miss, Lady] seemed to have changed a lot. No, it was like she turned into a different person.
Was this still the old cowardly and weak Da Xiaojie?
Pozi’s body couldn’t help but shiver. She didn’t dare to peek anymore and left.
Qi RongYue’s eyes swept over the window the pozi was hiding behind. Her eyes grew colder.
She pulled opened the drawer on the table. There was a box in the drawer. From memory, it seemed like this was the only item Qi family’s Da Furen [Married noblewoman, lady] was allowed to give her when she was sent to this courtyard.
The box had two layers. There weren’t many things in the box. The first layer had some simple hairpins and bracelets. The second layer had some scattered silvers and two banknotes. The denominations weren’t big, a hundred silvers written on the front. There was also a slavery contract. It was XiaoLan’s slavery contract.
She pinched this slavery contract, mouth raised in a cold smile. You harmed me?